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rundown of Michigan's riser
needs moar usage
so much for that
This list is completely arbitrary and not a genuine analysis of the relative merits of state fossils.
will be michigan's highest pick in a while
money has to go somewhere
I am only motivated by people who have no opinion about me.
the just released schedules were a flat-out statement that the B10 doesn't believe SOS will matter in playoff selection
but I thought that draft was supposed to be incredibly loaded?
If you're gonna go please be in the first round.
another delightful side effect of a 14 team conference
thoughtful piece from Jacobi on middle finger lady
In one of those fun trades-after-the-trade-deadline, They gave up Cole Nelson and a player to be named later:
Fuck. Have always hated this guy. I can't forgive him for chucking a bat at an ump, ever. Sorry. I just can't. Not a fan.
or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing.
His dudeness doesn't like something? Shocking.
Wasn't Young 19 at the time of the bat throwing/tossing? At some point in time you might want to think about letting it go since he hasn't been much of a hothead since then.
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To be on your side of the argument really is shocking. I don't see how you could be. 19 is plenty old enough to know the difference between right and disgustingly wrong.
I'm not going to defend how he acted then, but we have seen guys with a troubled past come to contending teams in this town and get their act together. Let's just hope he can be like that.
Related note, different sport:
Todd Bertuzzi. Hated him. Now I at least trust him as a Wing and a different person. And he was a full 10 years older than Young when his incident occured. The incident was completely different, of course, in a less gentlemanly game and against a player instead of an official. But the part about learning to trust someone is similar, non?
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Rasheed Wallace was another guy like that. He was a total hothead in Portland and I feared he'd destroy the team chemistry. He kept it together (for a few years, at least) and ended up being the missing piece in the championship puzzle in '04.
Both are still pretty much hotheads, but can be forgiven partly because of the healing effects of time, partly because they get older, wiser, and more in control, and partly because they contribute to the team. When you're winning, it's hard not to forgive people for the past. It helps if they contribute off the field, too, either cooperating or leading with the team.
People can't change once they turn 20, or is that albatross forever around his neck?
People can change, but you live with your past mistakes and I see no problem with someone thinking he is a dick bc of that...
and I agree...19 is plenty old enough to know not to throw a bat at an ump. Hell, little leaguers know that
he has admittedly not hit anyone with a bat, as far as I know, since he was 19.
He has, however, acquire a pretty terrible reputation independent of that incident. Not of violence, but of just being an ass.
There's a reason why a guy who was the #1 Prospect in all of baseball to every single service (stat-oriented ones like Baseball Prospectus and Scouting-oriented ones like Baseball America) has been given up on by 2 teams at the age of 25.
Young made a mistake while he was young and learned from it. Since it wasn't a pattern or something that involved a premeditated or prolonged attack on someone, I really don't see holding on to all of that emnity for so long.
But, hey: if we all thought the same, the world would be a total bore.
19 is plenty old enough to know that assaulting someone is wrong and bad and not good
People can change and learn from their mistakes. I bet you wouldn't mind the tigers picking up Hamilton.
Hamilton did drugs (something I would never find as a negative) and hurt those around him emotionally. Very different than throwing a bat at an umpire.
You're right they are two different things, but still an example of a player making some terrible decisions, then able to learn from it and be able to come back and excel as a ball player. Hamilton did some hard hard drugs, not like Josh Howard who likes to blaze before games.
Ha beat me to the punch.
Blank.....Blank......You're not looking at the big picture here.
It's a mystery. Young is having a poor season, but that can be said for a lot of their players this year.
Young has chronically refused to take coaching, has a solid history of being a complete asshole, and has approached "ok" one season in his career.
That's your answer.
I think if he gave us 21 HR 112 RBI and a .300 average everyone would be happy.
Phil Brabbs FTW
Is that he had a good yr last yr but wasn't in the MVP convo. Looking more advanced metrics than act and RBI, he was overrated. Dude never walks. Still a good pickup for the low price we paid
..298/.333/.493 is almost the definition of average for a corner outfielder. He was fine last year. Not "Good".
He was top ten among MLB left fielders in damn near every hitting category and struck out less than most regulars. This is the opposite of average. If you don't like him personally, fine, but don't try and misportray what he did.
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His OPS was 17th of the 42 starting AL outfielders.
That's moderately above average.
You're acting as if I have something personally against a player that I've never met, nor followed particularly closely.
He has, at best, been moderately above average. In his other 4 years, he has just been bad. He DOES have a poor reputation for taking coaching. There is a reason he's available to a division rival for peanuts.
Eh, he's still an upgrade over Maggs. I'll take it for peanuts.
He is an upgrade over this year's incarnation of Maggs.
He has, however, produced on roughly the same level as Andy Dirks.
Young has been the better offensive producer:
Young: .295 BA/.787 OPS/13 2B/3 HR/21 RBI/12 BB/27 K
Dirks OPS as of today is .729, not .689.
OPS is among the most flawed stats in baseball. Try again.
Founder of the Devin to replace Denard movement
Fine. How about WARP?
Last year, he was 2 Wins Above Replacement, 124th in MLB for offensive players. Behind peers such as:
speaking of flawed uhhh..... lol sry
I will take those numbers over "Singleo" Ordonez anyday with the number he has been putting up this year. Ordonez has no range whatsoever anymore and is batting like .220 right now. I think this is a great move to help hold off the Indians and Sox.
"They will meet a dastardly fate here for that! There isn't a Michigan Man who wouldn't like go out and scalp those Buckeyes right now."
I don't know about the rest one way or the other but "approached ok" is selling him ridiculously short, unless you mean "approached ok in a downwards direction because his worst OPS other than this season is .724." I mean, I can't see how his 2010 season qualifies as "less than ok."
"less than ok" is hyperbolic. He was around average, offensively. People fall in love with that BA, but the power was poor, and the plate discipline non-existent. Now we see what happens when 12-15 fewer ball drop for him.
He was, in reality, about as good as .243 hitting Carlos Quentin last year.
Well, I figured "approaching OK" is the same as "not there yet." I don't see how I get accused of hyperbole when you're calling his power "poor." Averaging 15 HR and 36 2B per 162 games is not poor; I mean, it's not like we'd be asking him to replace Cabrera. Victor Martinez averages 20 and 38 per 162 games, respectively, so what do you want us to trade for, Hank Aaron?
I was admitting to my own hyperbole, not accusing of it.
O I C. Sorry.
and, don't forget, his defense is very, very poor.
This way Revere and Span can play in the OF at the same time. They have enough pop in their lineup with Mauer, Morneau, Cuddyer and Kubel so they wanted the speed back. Watch that lineup is going to be awesome next year. They are out of it anyways.
when you watch him injure himself trying to catch a routine flyball. He has a great arm, but is one of the worst fielders I've ever seen. It's been painful to watch here in Minneapolis. He has a ton of potential, but I don't see much motivation for him to be more than a .250 avg guy.
They will meet a dastardly fate here for that! There isn't a Michigan Man who wouldn't like go out and scalp those Buckeyes right now." -Bob Ufer, 1973 on OSU tearing down the M-Club banner
They realized they have a guy named Denard sitting on their bench.
"There is not a scale available with which I can accurately measure how much I want you to shut the fuck up right now."
Awesome deal. They gave up a bag of balls and a hot dog to get a 25 year old who was in the MVP talk last season. Nothing to lose here.
Similar to the Peralta trade of last year? Could be a solid deal going forward.
great pickup - could be our starting LF for years to come.
Young is having a bad year...But still batting 40 points higher than Fagglio! I'd rather have Demtri Young playing than Mags, he is gosh damn awful on the field and at the plate. My 83 yr old grandmother has more pop at the plate than him. Delmon is also 12 years younger than fagpipes.
I have an unhealthy hatred for mags, hudler, rip hamilton and rafalski...1 down
Real mature bro. Rafalski? I mean I get the others.
Did you really just refer to him as Fagglio? Did I just log on to Bucknuts?
I've seen him referred to as singlio as well
He would have to actually get hits and being the 3rd in the line up day in and day out has really started to piss me off....wtf leyland .....I love mags but he needs to be the 8th or 9th batter i dont think we should trade him....he needs to retire a Tiger....This Year!!
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